Money isn’t the only thing needed to build a house. From getting the right construction materials to making the floor plan of your house, you need to rely on a team of experts and professionals to set up a durable structure. In order to help you determine the construction cost of a 10 marla house, we have outlined a budget for you. Have a look.
CONSTRUCTION COST OF A 10 MARLA HOUSE
If you are building a 10 marla house and want to know how much money would go into it and what construction materials would be needed, then you’ve landed on the right page.
The covered area of a 10 marla house is 3,300 sq ft, of which 1,650 sq ft is covered by the ground floor and 1,550 sq ft by the first floor. The mumtee covers around 100 sq ft.
The house under consideration is a double-unit having 5 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, a drawing/dining area and a staircase leading to the mumtee. Tiles are used to make the flooring of the house and marble is used on the staircase and also as countertop on kitchen shelves.
First, divide the construction cost of a 10 marla into two parts:
- Building the grey structure
- Finishing of the house
To build the foundation of the house, you need to first construct the grey structure.
CONSTRUCTION COST OF 10 MARLA GREY STRUCTURE
In the infographic above, we have shared with you the complete breakdown of construction costs for a 10 marla house grey structure. Please note the sub-totals for different categories have been highlighted and the details of which are given under each figure.
To build the base of your house, i.e. the grey structure, you need the following construction materials: bricks, rebar, cement, kassu, wiring, sand and gravel.
So, let us first discuss the labour cost.
The cost of labour is usually calculated at a per sq ft rate. As per the latest labour rates, workers are hired at PKR 320 per sq ft. For a 10 marla double unit house, comprising a covered area of 3,300 sq ft, the total labour cost is PKR 1,056,000.
Cost of Labour = 320 x 3,300 = PKR 1,056,000
BRICKS, SAND, CRUSH AND RORI
To compile an adequate estimate of a 10 marla house grey structure, figuring out the quantity of construction materials is very important. Starting from the basics, you need to first find out the amount of bricks needed to build the unit and its cost. The current market rate per brick of the Awwal category is PKR 10. For a double story grey structure of a 10 marla house, 90,000 bricks would be used, making the total cost of bricks to be PKR 900,000.
Sand is also one of the most important construction materials used to build a 10 marla grey structure. You would need about 7,000 c.ft of Ravi sand at the rate of PKR 18; taking the total cost to PKR 126,000. The sand of river Chenab is of better quality with slightly higher rates. You also don’t need much of Chenab sand in a 10 marla double unit house construction. Only 1,200 c.ft. of Chenab sand is used at the rate of PKR 35, making the total to be PKR 42,000 which is needed to lay the project’s foundation.
Crush and gravel hold great significance when it comes to building the base of the house. Margalla bajri is used in building the roof of the house and is more commonly known as Margalla Crush for Lenter.
You would need around 1,600 c.ft. of Margalla crush at the rate of PKR 85, taking the total to PKR 136,000 c.ft. Sargodha gravel is also used to build the floor of the house at the rate of PKR 65.
You would need around 1000 c.ft Sargodha gravel for a 10 marla house, so you’ll need at least PKR 65,000 in your budget. Around PKR 40,000 worth of rori is used in the construction of the grey structure of a 10 marla house.
Cost for Bricks, Sand, Crush and Rori = PKR 1,309,000
CEMENT, KASSU AND REBAR
Kassu is half sand and half mitti. It is mostly used to fill up the base of an empty plot. You would need around PKR 85,000 worth of Kassu to build the foundation of a 10 marla house.
Cement is an important construction material. To construct a 10 marla house, you would need 800 bags of cement at a rate of PKR 600. This will make the total cost to PKR 480,000.
Rebar, which is more commonly referred to as Sarya, gives strength and durability to a house. 5 ton of 60 grade-rebar is usually used to build a 10 marla house grey structure. The rate per ton of Sarya is PKR 125,000. As for 5 tons used in this project, the total cost of Rebar would be PKR 562,500.
Cost of Cement, Kassu and Rebar = 1,127,500
PLUMBING & WIRING
Plumbing and wiring are also an important part of the grey structure. For the 5 bathrooms in a 10 marla house, you’ll also need to set up a drainage system. In the same way, the unit needs proper wiring to run electrical appliances like lights, fans and sockets for refrigerators and ACs. Therefore it is very important to know where you will install the switchboard. Keep a budget of PKR 125,000 for the plumbing of the house. You can’t do such a technical task on your own and you must hire a professional who can take care of the plumbing and wiring of the house. Internal wiring would cost you around PKR 100,000. This is inclusive of the cost of material as well as the fees you’ll need to give to your electrician and plumber.
Cost of Plumbing & Wiring = PKR 225,000
GRILLS, GATE & CHOUGAT STEEL
The importance of steel can’t be stressed enough when it comes to building a house’s foundation. Chougat steel is used to construct the door frames. You’ll need around PKR 75,000 to build steel door frames.
You must also install the main gate when building the grey structure. It will cost you PKR 800 per sq ft. Therefore, for a 10 marla structure, the installation of a gate could cost you PKR 80,000. To ensure security, the placement of safety grills is a necessary step in house construction. Installing safety grills in the house would cost you PKR 85,000.
Cost of Grills, Gate and Chougat Steel = PKR 240,000
Termites are a common threat to newly constructed houses. Controlling termite infestation when building a house will save you from bigger problems. Termites can weaken a house’s foundations. To kill termites, use a termite spray which would cost you PKR 25,000. In PKR 18,000 a tank for water storage will also be constructed.
Cost of miscellaneous items = PKR 43,000
Total grey structure cost for 10 marla house= PKR 4,000,500
The total cost to lay the foundation of a 10 marla structure is PKR 4,000,500. When the groundwork is done, and you can see the base of your house is complete; you now need to calculate the cost needed for the finishing of a 10 marla house.
COST OF FINISHING OF 10 MARLA HOUSE
As shown in the detailed infographic above, there are many construction jobs involved in the finishing of a 10 marla house. The details of the figures under each subtotal is mentioned.
TILES AND MARBLE
People building a 10 marla house use good quality tiles. Master tiles are preferred in high-end houses. Take a look at the breakdown of the tiles used in the house.
- About 280 Master tiles are used in the flooring of the house at the rate of PKR 1,600. This does not include terrace, garage and bathroom tiles. The total cost of flooring accumulates to PKR 448,000.
- To build the terrace of the house, 22 Master tiles are required at the rate of PKR 1,500 per sq metre taking the total to PKR 33,000.
- To construct the car porch or garage for a 10 marla unit you would need 55 Master tiles at the rate of PKR 1,500 per sq metre making the total cost to be PKR 82,500.
- You must hire a professional who can cut tiles and paste it on the floor neatly. The labour cost for tiles would be PKR 185,000.
To build the staircase, you need marble. PKR 85,000 is used for marble finishing of stairs. For kitchen shelves and countertop marble is used. You would need around PKR 45,000 for it.
Cost for Tiles and Marble = PKR 909,500
Installation of switchboards and electrical wires is an important part of house construction. Make sure you place them at key points where it is easily accessible and is also out of reach for children.
- About 25 switchboards of Opal switches and push buttons are used at the rate of PKR 1,150 which makes the total to be PKR 28,750.
- There are 23 power plugs and sockets used at the rate of PKR 575 taking the total to PKR 13,225
- Lights, lamps and chandeliers would cost you PKR 150,000
- 14 fans in total with each fan costing your PKR 6,500 taking the total to PKR 91,000.
- 7 exhaust fans with each unit costing around PKR 2,500 would be required. 5 of the exhaust fans will be used in washrooms and 2 would be used in kitchens. The cost of circuit breakers used in the house will be PKR 60,000.
Cost for Electrical components = PKR 360,475
KITCHEN AND BATH ACCESSORIES
A house doesn’t look complete unless fixtures are installed in the kitchen and bathrooms. Since there are two kitchens, in this case, two kitchen hoods must be installed with an average cost of PKR 45,000 per hood. PKR 90,000 would be needed to set up the kitchen hood. Similarly, two kitchen sinks with each unit costing PKR 15,000 are needed taking the total to PKR 30,000.
As for the washrooms, since five of them would be constructed, you’d need five hangers, which will cost you PKR 25,000 in total since per unit these items cost PKR 5,000. In the same way, 5 commodes will cost PKR 70,000. You’ll need five vanity sets; those could cost you around PKR 9,000 per set, taking the total to PKR 45,000. Complete bath sets will cost you around PKR 95,000, since the price of each is PKR 19,000.
Cost for Kitchen & Bath Accessories = PKR 355,000
PAINT AND CEILING
Paint is of the utmost importance, if you want to give your house a complete finished look. However, it should be done after the installation of switchboards and light fixtures.
It is best to hire a professional painter than relying on yourself for the job as it requires a lot of expertise, experience and physical labour. Therefore, it’s a good idea to include the painter’s fees in the total cost for the paint job. If you’re going for Master Paints, you’ll need around PKR 420,000.
For the exterior, rockwall is mostly used in Pakistan. Marble chips form the base of a rockwall exterior. First, the wall is plastered and cleaned, then a base coat is applied. After that, white sand is added to the layer. The total cost of a 10 marla unit’s rockwall exterior can go up to PKR 60,000.
Most house ceilings have a design known as a “false ceiling.” Usually, this type of ceiling is set up for PKR 65 per sq ft. So, for 3,300 sq ft covered area of a 10 marla house, you’ll have to shell out at least PKR 214,500.
Cost for Paint and Ceiling = 694,500
WINDOWS AND MIRRORS
For windows, you need two things: glass and aluminium. The cost of aluminium-framed windows with glass panes is PKR 250,000. Mirrors would cost PKR 30,000. The staircase railing would cost you around PKR 50,000.
Cost of Windows and Mirrors = PKR 330,000
Woodwork involves built-in cupboards, doors and kitchen cabinets. It is recommended to have most of the woodwork done during the construction of the house. Don’t leave it for later.
In this case, there is a semi-solid wooden door and the rest of the doors are made of Malaysian plywood. All in all, the doors would cost you PKR 250,000. For kitchen cabinets and built-in wardrobes, UV Ply Sheets would cost you PKR 270,000. Overall, woodwork in the kitchen would cost you PKR 240,000. Assorted fittings like door handles are available for PKR 35,000 and 2 LCD racks will incur a cost of PKR 50,000.
Cost for Woodwork = PKR 845,000
Total cost in the finishing of a 10 marla house = 3,679,475
When we combine the grey structure and finishing costs, then we will get the grand total that’s needed to build a double storey 10 marla house.
Total construction cost of 10 marla house = PKR 4,000,500 + PKR 3,679,475 = PKR 7,679,975
So, there you have it — a detailed analysis of 10 marla house construction cost. You need PKR 7,679,975 if you’re planning to take on a similar project.
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Note: The rates quoted in this article are from September 2019. The rates in the article have been sourced from Mr. Kashif Mehmood, CEO of Alpha Construction Company. He is available at 03104811578